Student Fairs in Sweden 2012

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The Student Fairs in Sweden will take place November in Stockholm and December in Malmo 2012. In 2011, over 27,000 people visited the student fairs.

Reasons to Attend

The Student Fairs in Sweden 2011 were visited by over 5,000 attendees in Malmö and over 22,200 in Stockholm. The education fairs are Sweden's largest vocational and education fairs for students looking to choose an education after high school.

Over 27,000 students in their final year of high school come to seek inspiration and answers to support their choice of further education. That is one fourth of the total population of final year students of high school in Sweden. 80% of the fair visitors come in groups organised by the schools’ study guidance counsellors.

Market Overview

According to the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, during the 2009-2010 academic year 26,500 Swedish students studied abroad. The UK and the US are popular destinations for many Swedish students, followed by Denmark, Australia, Spain, France and Poland. Asia is appealing to more and more students. Roughly 2,300 students studied in Asia in the 09/10 academic year – twice as many recorded for the previous five academic years.

Swedes have excellent know ledge of foreign languages. Another reason for the large number of Swedes choosing to study abroad is their knowledge of foreign languages. Many want to study at university level there is also interest for shorter vocational courses and for work experience.

Sweden has three universities in top 100 and eleven in top 500 of the 2010 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Fair Outline

The Student Fairs in Sweden is the largest meeting place for professional and educational choices after high school. Fairs in Stockholm attended by high school pupils (mainly grade 3) from all over central Sweden and fair in Malmö primarily by students from Skane.

A lot of effort goes into preparation tasks and tools for visitors at the fairs, as we know from experience how important this is for the output. Apart from the study abroad exhibitors there are Swedish universities and other types of higher educations, future employers and various study related organisations. The fair organiser participates with its professional associations offering advice and information concerning most academic professions and their employment market.

The fair’s study abroad section averages has around 50 exhibitors of which a large part consists of agents. We welcome more representatives from universities, colleges and language schools as visitors prefer to meet “real” representatives from the countries and schools they are looking at.

The Student Fairs in Sweden have a study guidance stand with a large number of study guidance counsellors providing counselling. We recommend that you pay them a visit during your participation.

We also have an extensive work shop programme for the visitors with hundred 20 minute workshops about various topics, such as studying abroad, labour market for academics, various types of educations and ways of planning your choice of career and education.

Swedish students have the right to apply for financial aid for studies in another country. A condition is that the overseas education has been recognised by Högskoleverket (Swedish National Agency for Higher Education). They are present at the exhibition and will assist in questions concerning recognition of overseas educations.

Exhibitors include universities and colleges, polytechnic education, employers and organizations, and representatives of international studies.

Further Exhibition Information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at this international education fair, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and choose the buttons that meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.

What's included as standard

A standard equipped stand at this fair includes white walls, storage (1m2 lockable with padlock), carpet (18 different colours), fascia board with name and logo, 1 spotlight per metre wall and electricity.

Configure your participation
Student Fair Sweden (Stockholm) - 29-30/11/12
Student Fair Sweden (Malmö) - 5/12/12


29 Nov 2012 - 30 Nov 2012

Venue address:

Stockholm Exhibition and Congress Center
Mässvägen 1 ÄLVSJÖ

Stockholm Exhibition and Congress Center - SACO Floorplan
Floor plan


Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1:
Day 2:
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
15:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 18:00
Additional activities
Date Time
To be announced: - -


5 Dec 2012

Venue address:

Stadiongatan 25
217 62

Malmö Stadionmässan - SACO Floorplan
Floor plan


Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: 05/12/12 09:00 - 16:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 18:00
Additional activities
Date Time
To be announced: - -

This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Secondary education
  • Language learning
  • Professional training
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Engineering
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality
  • Visual & creative arts

Use the information provided below to learn more about visitors expected to attend the fair and the proportion of those visitors that are relevant to your offering. Additional information about how the educational exhibition is promoted and visiting agents can be found in the grey box.

Visitors are targeted by:

  • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
  • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
  • Internet
  • Invitations
  • Local / National Press
  • PR Campaigns
  • Promotion at other events

Promotion Highlights

Invitations are sent to guidance counsellors at high schools. These counsellors make group reservations and organize the schools’ visits.

Visiting Agents

Agents are expected to visit the fair, although no formal activities have been planned for participants to meet them.

Visitors expected to attend:

  • 22270 in Stockholm
  • 5014 in Malmö

These visitors are expected to look for:

*All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

Use the information provided below to learn more about fair exhibitors both past and current. The statistics are based on the last edition of the education fair and aims to give you a demographic of the international exhibitors based on their type and focus. To display a list of past and current exhibitors select the “Click to Display” button below. You can then sort the list based on the criteria most important to you. Additional information about who the education fair is aimed at can be found in the grey box.

Who should attend:
  • Colleges
  • Funding & scholarship providers
  • Gap year organisations
  • Government bodies
  • Hotel management schools
  • Language schools
  • Summer schools
  • Universities

Past exhibitor numbers:

  • 176 in Stockholm
  • 93 in Malmö

Past exhibitor statistics:


Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

Applying For Visas

EU passport holders will not require a visa to enter Sweden, although you will need a passport. If you do not have an EU passport please check with your local Consulate or Embassy. You might need to apply for a tourist or business visa, although the latter may take much more time to arrange. Detailed information on visas and application forms can be found on the Swedish embassy websites. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

National Languages


National Currency

Swedish Krona (SEK)

Nearest International Airport



Rica Talk Hotel
Mässvägen 2, Älvsjö, Stockholm, 12580

Hotel Älvsjö J
ohan Skyttesväg 190, Box 3, 125 21 Älvsjö



Ibis Hotel Malmö
217 62 Malmo

*The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.


I knew I wanted to study abroad when I visited the Saco fair [in Sweden]. It was really helpful and I actually found the necessary information to make reality of my plans.

David Roos
Student Studying Business in Brisbane, Australia

The visit at Saco Student Fair was a great inspiration. I wasn’t sure at all what I wanted to do after school but improving my Spanish by studying abroad has definitely become an option. That became clear to me after attending some workshops about studying abroad and after talking to a number of exhibitors.

Ludwig Wahlgren
Student in Stockholm